IDF Soldier vs. Diwon & Kosha Dillz “No More War” (Drums of Peace)
- July 24, 2014

Diwon found this clip, last night, of an IDF Soldier banging a rhythm on an army tank. He made it into a beat, sent it to Kosha Dillz to lay down some verses and “No More War” (Drums of Peace) is what came of it. Let us know what you think in the youtube comments section!


IT IS WHAT IT ISRAEL (Fundraiser for Israel)
- July 22, 2014

itiswhatitis_poster_design_full_res3This Thursday, July 24th we will be hosting an event at our Studio Bancs space in support of Israel during this challenging time. All proceeds from the event will be donated to StandWithUs and AMIT to support our brothers and sisters in Israel.

The event is open to the public with a minimum $18.00 and suggested $36 and over donation. The entrance fee includes complimentary kosher food, drinks, and entertainment.There will be resources available for those who want to learn more about the current situation or what they can do to help


~ Wine sponsored by Shirah Wine (Shirah will be presenting a Pre-Release Mevushal wine under the new twin suns label)
~ OPEN SUSHI BAR (Sponsored by Meshuga 4 Sushi
* The Open Sushi Bar will run for the first hour of the event as supplies last (first come first serve).
~ The Kosher Palate Food Truck will be in the house and donating a portion of all sales to the fundraiser.
~ Kosher in the Kitch will provide tasty desserts as part of their on going pop up kitch charity series.

~ Distant Cousins
~ Automatic Toys 
~ Diwon 

July 24th
18 +
2643 S. Fairfax Ave
Culver City, CA 90232

THIS EVENT IS MADE POSSIBLE BY: Bancs Media, Studio Bancs, Stand with Us, AMIT, Meshuga4Sushi, Kosher in the Kitch, Shirah Wine, The Kosher Palate, Jenny Apple, Distant Cousins and Automatic Toys.

** audio primer for the event:


SHMOOLIK feat. SAADYA – Retour A Sion #RAS
- July 22, 2014

Participate in #RAS – Album Project at :

Their first single “Return To Zion” #RAS refers to the Promised Land, promises fulfilled, which are there for the world to benefit from according to a Divine plan. A plan that loves life, respect between men, justice and true peace. A positive message that brings an understanding that all that happen is for the good.

This plan talks about a people on his land, with the heart turned to heaven but also to others …
“Retour a Sion” is the result of precise work, which is only the first draft of a sensitive and musical approach but more importantly, the beginning of a great story … that of an album that wants to be born and whose heart beats already.

The creation of this album will depend in part on your active participation, and if you are seduced, will result in you being the first beneficiaries of its fruits. Shmoolik, Saadya and friends plan to go far in the demand for quality in the transmission strong messages, deep and timeless values, but above all, in love that integrates music and sharing.

Participez au #RAS – Ep Project sur :

“Retour A Sion” #RAS parle de Terre Promise, de promesses acquises pour que le monde en bénéficie selon le plan établi. Un plan qui n’aime que la vie, le respect, la justice et la paix : des messages positifs révélant que tout cela est pour le Bien de toute la création.

Ce plan porte un peuple sur sa terre, avec le coeur tourne vers le Ciel mais surtout vers autrui…
“Retour A Sion” est le fruit d’un travail minutieux, qui n’est que le premier jet d’une approche sensible et musicale et surtout le début d’une grande histoire… celle d’un album qui veut naitre et dont le coeur bat déjà.

La création de cet album dépendra donc en partie de votre concours actif et, s’il vous séduit, vous en serez les premiers bénéficiaires car Shmoolik, Saadya et leurs amis projettent d’aller loin dans l’exigence de la qualité, dans la transmission de messages forts, de valeurs sûres et intemporelles, mais avant tout, dans l’amour intègre de la musique et du partage.

Participez au “#RAS – Ep Project” sur :

Available on iTunes :


- July 14, 2014

New-Semitic-Swag3Introducing the 3.0 version of the epic Semitic Keffiyeh! The new version is bigger measuring 44×45″, 100% Cotton with a contrasting strips and the Star of David throughout. A tonal rendition of the keffiyeh is a subtle stylish way to express your Semitic pride. The latest version comes in your choice of our original Blue and White with stylish matching grey lines around the other edges and a white and beige color which is the perfect accent accessory for most any wardrobe.






This is Israel
- July 14, 2014

AND this is where the rockets (missiles) have been hitting:


Pre-Order “Pre​-​Game” (a hi​-​fidelity instrumental album by Diwon)
- July 8, 2014

Before Diwon’s debut record, “New Game” there were the beats and pieces that brought his singles and full album to life. “Pre-Game” is a collection of never before heard instrumentals as Diwon shines a spotlight where his heart really lies, he is a true-school hip-hop head. DJ Booth called Diwon a “beatmaking buzzsmith,” and with the release of his instrumental album “Pre-Game” he keeps the focus on just that taking you into his world of instrumental madness.

The instrumentals are a breakneck journey through the strange loops of his unique artistic process, the instrumentals are variously built from funky-drummer style percussion or bass-heavy West Coast production, laced with everything from crunchy psychedelic guitars to Middle Eastern melisma. It’s the producer as auteur, every track taking you through the emotional space of the artist, like Kanye or Godard.

People talk about hip-hop going “post-regional,” but the Diwon’s instrumentals are post-national. New York kicks and snares meet Turkish melisma against funky basslines and live guitars. This is the music you wish you heard on airplanes.

“Pre-Game” sets the stage for Diwon’s future production. Who can say what that will sound like? It’s a big world, and Diwon is global.


** The full album will be released, August 20th, the one year anniversary of ‘New Game’


“Live for Now” in the Season Premiere of Witches of East End
- July 8, 2014


We are excited to announce that Bonhom’s single, “Live for Now” will be in the season premiere of Witches of East End.

Click here to stream the episode, the song hits at 22:48 minutes into the premiere.


Macklemore beat boxes for Kosha Dillz
- June 12, 2014

In Kosha Dillz’s latest vlog , he attends a Macklemore show at the Nokia Theatre and trades freestyles with Macklemore backstage, rapping about “the irish guy and the kid with jewish star.” He also discusses toasting bagels with Ryan Lewis, and even pulls off some antics with the Thrift Shop guy Wanz.

With Macklemore beat boxing for Kosha Dillz and the vibe feeling so right, perhaps an official collaboration will happen in the future(?)

Tell us what you think!


The Israeli director behind the original “Homeland” and the Israeli model/actress in front of the follow up
- June 1, 2014

600full-moran-atiasGideon Raff is the creative mind behind the Israeli drama (Prisoners of War) that the award winning ‘Homeland’ series is based off of. Raff spends his time between Los Angeles and Tel Aviv, writing, directing and filming his next two, soon to be hit, tv shows. The first is Dig which will air on USA Network this fall and the second, which we are really excited about is a sort of reverse Homeland and is dubbed, Tyrant. Tyrant stars Israel’s own Moran Atias, model turned actress and producer, known for The Next Three Days (2010), Crash (2008) and Mother of Tears (2007). Tyrant premieres this month on FX. If you want to binge watch this like Homeland, you may have to wait a bit.


Son of Israel
- May 19, 2014

Check out another hot track by Behn-Shakhar Ben-Israel (20), aka “Ben Blackwell”. Behn has always been unique. Growing up in Arad and living in Tiberias, one would assume he is just like many other ordinary Israelis. He observes the Sabbath and holidays, speaks Hebrew, and observes a Kosher vegan diet. He also plans to serve in the IDF. However, Behn comes from a very unique world adding to the increasingly diverse fabric that makes up Israeli society.

Behn is a part of the “African Hebrew Israelites,” a community of African-Americans based in Chicago who believe they are descended from ancient Israelites who fled to Africa and later were taken to America as slaves. In 1969 they came to southern Israel on the heels of a prophecy to establish the Kingdom of God in what they believe is “the land of their origin.” There are now roughly 2,000 of them living communal, vegan lifestyles in what Blackwell repeatedly describes as “the land of milk and honey.”

Keep up with him on his FB


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